Today I was riding in the car with Gracelyn. She was looking through old photos I found recently, and one was a picture of her as an infant, along with my Mom and Granddad. Sometimes it's in those conversations where she's asking ME to explain things, and she ends up telling me a thing or two, funny as it may be.
Gracelyn: "Hey Mom. Who is that guy holding me?"
Me: "That's Granddaddy. He was PawPaw's Daddy."
Gracelyn: "Is he my Granddaddy too?"
Gracelyn: "Did he die and go to heaven?"
Me: "Yes. He died when you were 2, and he's in heaven now."
Gracelyn: "Did he want to die?"
Me: "No, Gracelyn. I don't think anyone WANTS to die, but we all die one day. Then we get to be in heaven together."
Gracleyn: "Well, maybe I'll just run out and get hit by a car so I can hurry up and get there so I can meet him." (She said this like she was talking about picking out a cereal or something, very nonchalantly.)
Me: *A little shocked* "Oh, no, we don't do that. We wait until Jesus calls us home to heaven."
Gracelyn: "But Jesus doesn't call you on the phone. He doesn't even talk."
Me: "Yes he does. Maybe not on a phone, but Jesus talks to us, and even if you can't hear him he's always with us."
Gracelyn: "Like when we're sleeping?"
Me: "Yes, when we're sleeping and all the other times too."
Gracelyn: "Oooohhhhhh. Okay. You're right. He DOES talk to us, but someone needs to tell him to quit speaking Spanish. I can't understand him."
It took everything I had not to burst out laughing, but I was able to keep my composure until we got somewhere I could laugh without her hearing.
But, it does seem that way sometimes I guess. Jesus is talking to us all the time. Maybe we're so caught up in other things we don't always catch it, or even understand......Spanish.